Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Methodism in Russia: 100 years of darkness and light
From early missionaries until today, the history of Methodism in Russia is a study in determination and faith. Methodists have faced the brutal Russian winter, as well as an oft repressive government in order to bring that denomination's testimony to the Russian faithful.
Daily, Methodists in Russia face a society that has been conditioned to ignore religious life, a government that is known for its red tape, and persecution by a state-sponsored church. Still, Russian Methodists persist in their witness of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ.
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